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TUESDAY, July 17
Jessie Rose Pennington & Maggie Lander Natasha’s Bistro, 112 Esplanade, 9 p.m., $8 From the venue website: Lexington singer-songwriters Jessie Rose Pennington and Maggie Lander, lead singer for The City, team together for a night of intricate acoustic pop. Mixing originals and covers, consisting of beautiful vocal harmonies,piano, guitar, fiddle, and cello, this duo blends genres in a satisfying combination. Influenced by Norah Jones, Amy Winehouse and many others, these seasoned performers deliver an engaging evening of music not to be missed.
Papa Grows Funk Cosmic Charlie’s, 388 Woodland Ave., 18+, 10 p.m., $10.
Big Band and Jazz Series: Colonel’s Choice Ecton Park , 956 Turkey Foot Rd, 7 p.m., free.
Southland Jamboree: Jeff Clair Collins Bowling Center, 205 Southland Dr, 7 p.m., free.
Outside the Spotlight presents Tres Hongos Embrace Church, 1015 N. Limestone. 7:30 p.m., all ages, $5 suggested donation. From the promoter: “Tres Hongos is a trio of piano, trumpet, and guitar. Very out stuff featuring members of Helado Negro, HighLife, Fast Citizens, and Joan of Arc.”
WEDNESDAY, July 18
Red Barn Radio presents Dale Ann Bradley, Steve Gulley Willie’s Locally Known, 805 N. Broadway, 7 p.m., $8.
Local Villains Cosmic Charlie’s, 388 Woodland Ave., 21+, 10 p.m., $5.
Greg Foresman Natasha’s Bistro, 112 Esplanade, 9 p.m., $5. From the venue website: “Greg Foresman hails from Louisville, Kentucky but has spent the last 22 years in Nashville Tennessee, spending a good part of the last 15 touring as lead guitarist for Country Superstar, Martina Mcbride. Greg’s own brand of music is often hard to categorize. Mixing elements of Rock, Blues, Jazz and occasionally, some acoustic Folk into his own unique blend.”
THURSDAY, July 19
Theories of the Apocalypse Cosmic Charlie’s, 388 Woodland Ave., 21+, 10 p.m., $5.
The Enders, The Loaded Nuns, Middle Class Mischief Green Lantern, 497 W. 3rd St.
Idiot Glee, Three Legged Race, DJ Rob Theakston Al’s Bar, 601 North Limestone Street 9 p.m. An evening of local experimental pop and electronic music.
Superfecta Parlay Social, 257 West Short Street, 8:30 p.m.
Shawn Mullins Natasha’s, 112 Esplanade, 8 p.m., $20. From the venue website: “Shawn Mullins lives in Atlanta, he writes the songs that you might have heard in your friend’s car. Shawn’s musical accomplishments include a dozen self-produced records, two number one charting songs, grammy nomination and thousands of live performances. One of his favorite accomplishments was the decision of the Austrailian Olympic Team to use his song ‘Shimmer’ as their anthem. Shawn holds a degree in music education from North Georgia College in Dahlonega, GA where he served in the U.S. Army.”
The Kentucky Hoss Cats Willie’s Locally Owned 805 N. Broadway, 7 p.m.
Barefoot Renegades Tin Roof, 303 S. Limestone Street 10:30 p.m., free, 21+
Central Bank Thursday Night Live presents Oh My Me Fifth Third Pavilion at Cheapside Park, 215 W Main St, 4:30 p.m. Free.
Outside the Spotlight presents Jason Ajemian’s HighlifeThe Void Skateshop, 518 E. High St.. 7:30 p.m., all ages, $5 suggested donation. From the artist’s website: “Formed at the Harold Arts Residency in Ohio, Jason Ajemian pulls all of his previous conceptual musics together under a solid roof with the HighLife. Ajemian creates scores for the band in the architectural drafting program AutoCAD. Titled Motion Maps, these scores guide the musicians through spaces and hallways of musical structures. His blueprints dictate the flow and motion of a musical set, opening the performers up to visual and descriptive influences, while leading them through a diverse musical landscape consisting of Ajemian’s orchestrated poems, American folk forms, Native American chants, Canadian sea shanties, Orbison, jazz expressive motion and balladry — all filtered through the creative/improvised process in a unique communication of the moment.”
FRIDAY, July 20
Nativity Singers, Onward Pilgrim and Italian Beaches (feat. Reva Williams) Cosmic Charlie’s, 388 Woodland Ave., 18+, 10 p.m., $5.
Devine Carama presents Brown Sugar, Hip Hop showcase Al’s Bar, 601 North Limestone St., 10 p.m.
Fancytramp, Mic Harrison & the High Score Green Lantern, 497 W. 3rd St. Mic Harrison, who used to play guitar for Superdrag and the V-Roys, will be bringing his high energy Americana to the Green Lantern on Friday. From the band’s bio: “Robbie Trosper (guitar), Brad Henderson (drums) and Vance Hillard (bass), all hail from Sevier County (the birthplace of Dolly Parton) and were kindred spirits. Together, Harrison and the High Score developed a combination of high octane honky tonk and power pop rock ‘n’ roll that has wowed audiences from Bonnaroo to Boston.”
Lexington Chamber Music Festival “July Series” Downtown Arts Center, 141 W. Main St., 7:30 p.m., free. The Lexington Chamber Festival will present a series of shows in non-traditional chamber music venues, featuring young visiting musicians through July 22. From the presenter’s website: “Comprised of two violins, viola, cello, piano and clarinet, the group will play pieces by the young composer Danny Clay, who recently was commissioned by the world-famous Kronos Quartet. Other featured music will include ensemble pieces by Maurice Ravel, Osvaldo Golijov, Milton Babbitt, as well as works by various traditional, main-stream composers.”
The Jacob Reynolds Band Tin Roof, 303 S. Limestone Street 10:30p.m., free, 21+
Still Kickin’ Band Parlay Social, 257 West Short Street, 18+, 9:30 p.m.
Grace and Don Rogers, Jeri Katherine Howell, Joplin Rice, Zoey Barrett Willie’s Locally Owned 805 N. Broadway 8 p.m. $5
The New Now Natasha’s, 112 Esplanade, 9 p.m., $5. From the venue website:”We are a three piece piano, violin, and guitar ensemble that combines male and female vocal harmonies with the instrumentation. It is our pleasure to present a performance of traditional and jazzy songs to help spread a little joy.”